Friday the 13th Seattle Lucky Day Three Cruise Ships Docked – Seattle is blessed today with three cruise ships docked on their way to Alaska. Oceania Cruises ship Regatta, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship Explorer of the Seas and Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Solstice have all blessed Seattle by docking with us.
MS Explorer of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International.Explorer of the Seas®— a cruise ship that sizes up with Alaska in adventure. Then delve deeper into the Alaskan wilderness or range inland to the Canadian Rockies. Soak up views of glacial shores from nearly every room— even interior staterooms where virtual balconies reveal the real-time outdoor sights of Alaska.
Celebrity Solstice is the lead ship of the Solstice-class of cruise ships operated by Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity Solstice is one of our more decorated ships at sea. So it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” Like the first Lawn Club at sea and The first Hot Glass Show℠. Some other things that set her apart are the dining venues – distinctive in cuisine, design and service. A passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world.
MS Regatta was built for Renaissance Cruises as an R class cruise ship, she is owned and operated by OceaniaCruises where she is part of their Regatta Class. Regatta is the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet.
Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.
About Ballard, Washington
Seattle is the home of the Cruise Ship Wave Network office. We are in the neighborhood of Ballard. This weekend begining today through Sunday, our community shows our Nordic history pride with a Seafood Festival which has been a Ballard tradition since 1974.
SeafoodFest began as a community celebration of Ballard’s historic connection to the fishing industry and the neighborhood’s Nordic roots. Today, this free three-day festival attracts over 75,000 people who come to enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skateboarding event, and yes – lots of seafood!
About Seattle, Washington
Seattle is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 725,000 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metro area’s population stands at 3.87 million, and ranks as the 15th-largest in the United States.
The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border.
- Cruise Ship Wave Network
- Cruise Ship Wave Facebook
- Alaska Cruise Ship Tracker – Port of Seattle
- Golden Gardens Park
- Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens
- Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
- Ballard Seafood Festival
Further Seattle Reading:
- Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Seattle: Including Bellevue, Redmond, Everett, and Tacoma
- Pam on the Map: Seattle Day Trips
- Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle (Moon Outdoors)
- 52 Seattle Adventures With Kids: A four-season guide
- Fodor’s Seattle (Full-color Travel Guide)
- Lonely Planet Seattle (Travel Guide)
- Sailing Wondertime: A Family Voyage from Seattle to New Zealand
Video: Ballard Seafood Festival (10 videos)